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3. Decide how much you want to wager: 50-cents or $1 per play. The more you wager, the higher the potential prize.

  • Straight/Box is $1 per play.
  • Combo tickets cost 4 to 24 times the single play amount, depending upon the numbers selected.

The Drawing

Pick 4 drawings are held daily except for Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. Make sure you buy your tickets for each Pick 4 drawing by 9:30 p.m. on the day of the drawing. Tickets purchased after 9:30 p.m. on drawing nights will be valid for the next drawing(s). Pick 4 winning numbers are displayed on Official Draw Show stations every night and updated on this website.

How Multidraw Works

Save time by playing your numbers for multiple drawings. You can play 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 14 consecutive drawings. When you claim a prize, you’ll receive an Exchange ticket for the balance of the drawings remaining.

How Advance Play Works

Play any day in the future through the next six days. When you play multidraw, your play will start on the advance play day you choose or the next drawing if you don’t.

Ways to Play

Paper Playslip. In blue or black ink, fill in your numbers and game options on a paper playslip available in the retailer’s Lottery Play Center. You may play up to five sets of numbers on each playslip.
Digital Playslip. Select and save your numbers and game options on the Louisiana Lottery Official Mobile App and show the resulting code at checkout for your ticket to print.
Ask the Retailer. If you want a Quick Pick, tell the clerk. You can play up to 10 Quick Picks on one ticket. These will be $1 Straight plays.
Replay Feature. To play the same numbers, number of drawings and game options as on a previously played ticket, present it to the retailer and ask for a Replay!

Pick 4 can also be played with other Lottery draw-style games. Find out more about our game bundling options!

Draw Date Winning Numbers
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $0
Box $24,000
Straight/box $10,800
Combo $0
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $77,500
Box $90,800
Straight/box $21,600
Combo $20,000
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $0
Box $106,300
Straight/box $13,000
Combo $2,500
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $40,000
Box $24,600
Straight/box $64,800
Combo $0
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $0
Box $10,800
Straight/box $10,400
Combo $2,500
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $10,000
Box $25,500
Straight/box $15,600
Combo $0
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $0
Box $24,500
Straight/box $20,800
Combo $0
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $2,500
Box $36,000
Straight/box $35,100
Combo $15,000
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $30,000
Box $31,000
Straight/box $32,400
Combo $5,000
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $5,000
Box $106,000
Straight/box $24,300
Combo $12,500
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $2,500
Box $61,900
Straight/box $18,200
Combo $5,000
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $10,000
Box $17,600
Straight/box $10,800
Combo $0
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $7,500
Box $22,400
Straight/box $13,500
Combo $2,500
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $7,500
Box $27,800
Straight/box $5,200
Combo $0
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $12,500
Box $16,800
Straight/box $24,300
Combo $2,500
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $17,500
Box $15,900
Straight/box $5,200
Combo $0
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $5,000
Box $48,600
Straight/box $31,000
Combo $0
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $10,000
Box $18,500
Straight/box $10,400
Combo $0
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $20,000
Box $97,500
Straight/box $23,400
Combo $0
Play Type Statewide Total
Straight $7,500
Box $9,800
Straight/box $5,200
Combo $5,000

No. State law prevents the sale of Louisiana Lottery products through the Internet. Only licensed retailers are legally authorized to sell Louisiana Lottery tickets.

Yes! The multidraw features on the Lottery’s draw-style games allows players to purchase plays for multiple drawings, up to 14 for Pick 3 and Pick 4 and up to 20 for Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto and Easy 5. If you win a prize during one of the drawings, you do not have to wait until the last drawing has occurred before collecting those winnings. When you cash a winning multidraw ticket with drawings still remaining, the Lottery’s terminal system will print out an exchange ticket good for the balance of the remaining drawings and with the same numbers as on your original ticket. The retailer will retain the original ticket as it is no longer valid and give your exchange ticket with your winnings.

Winning scratch-off tickets can be claimed up to 90 days following the closure of the game. A list of closed games and end-of-redemption dates can be found on this website. Winning draw-style game tickets can be claimed up to 180 days following the drawing in which the prize was won.

All of the Lottery’s games are games of chance. Drawing games are conducted using random number generation. This means that every number combination has an EQUAL chance of being selected for every drawing, REGARDLESS of whether or not it was drawn in the past. If number combinations that had been drawn in the past were removed from play, the game would be unfair. Even assuming that number combinations could be eliminated, it would take 1,000 drawings, or 2.8 years, for every possible Pick 3 combination to be drawn. For Pick 4, it would take 10,000 drawings or 28 years.

When a prize is claimed it becomes the property of that individual, even if the prize is paid out as an annuity. Hence, all winnings become a part of the estate of the deceased.

The winning numbers or results of Powerball, Lotto, Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings are broadcast beginning at 9:59 p.m on the following television stations. Mega Millions drawings are broadcast at 10:00 p.m. on the following TV stations, except for WVUE-FOX8 where it airs at the top of the first commercial break of the hour.

Station Channel City
KALB 5 Alexandria
WBRZ+ Available over the air, Digital 2.2 (HD) and 41.2, on Cox cable 1011 (HD) and 11, Charter cable 193 and EATEL cable 02. Baton Rouge
KATC Available via antenna 3.1, on Cox cable 5, LUS Fiber 5, AT&T U-verse Direct TV 3, Kaplan Telephone 3.1, Suddlenlink cable 3 and Charter cable 3. Lafayette
KVHP 29 Lake Charles
KARD/FOX 14 14 Monroe
WVUE/FOX 8 8 Mega Millions drawings air at the top of the first commercial break of the 10 p.m. newscast. New Orleans
KPXJ/KTBS 21/3 Rebroadcasts on KTBS during second commercial break of the 10 p.m. newscast. Shreveport

Lotto: Wednesday and Saturday nights at 9:59 p.m., except Christmas Day.

Easy 5: Wednesday and Saturday nights at 9:59 p.m., except Christmas Day.

Powerball: Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 p.m.

Mega Millions: Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 p.m.

Pick 3 & Pick 4: Daily at 9:59 p.m., except Easter Sunday and Christmas Day. There are no Louisiana-based drawings on Christmas Day or Easter. Drawings for the multistate games, Powerball and Mega Millions, will be conducted should Christmas fall on a draw day. Tickets must be purchased by 9:00 p.m. on the draw date for Powerball and Mega Millions, and by 9:30 p.m. on the draw date for Pick 3, Pick 4, Lotto and Easy 5 to be eligible for that drawing.

Pick 4 was introduced March 1, 1999 with daily drawings.

On occasion, certain popular Pick 3 and Pick 4 numbers may “sell out” and cannot be purchased. Unlike other draw-style Lottery games, Pick 3 and Pick 4 pay out an established prize regardless of how many tickets are winners. In order to adequately fund these fixed prizes, the Lottery establishes a prize liability limit on these games and restricts sales of tickets for such drawings if the liability limit would be exceeded by the drawing of any particular numbers. Liability limits usually take effect when a large number of people have chosen a certain number, such as 9-1-1 after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack or 2-0-0-0 when the millennium ended. There is no need for sales restrictions on Easy 5, Lotto, Mega Millions and Powerball numbers, since jackpots are pari-mutuel, meaning the jackpot is divided equally among all its winners.

Game Features 3. Decide how much you want to wager: 50-cents or $1 per play. The more you wager, the higher the potential prize. Straight/Box is $1 per play. Combo tickets cost 4